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Deadly Destinations: Beth Ciotta’s Steampunk World

**Visit All Things Urban Fantasy today for her Deadly Destination tour with Susan Krinard & enter for a chance to win one of three copies of Mist**

Journey to 1860’s Victorian London with His Clockwork Canary by Beth Ciotta for today’s Deadly Destination. Check out this steampunk world that has been changed by a group of time travelers. His Clockwork Canary is the second novel in the Glorious Victorious Darcys series and it was released on June 4, 2013 from Signet/Penguin.

Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of His Clockwork Canary and a steampunk canary necklace. This contest is provided by Beth Ciotta!

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A Delightfully Sensationalized Introduction to The Glorious Victorious Darcys

As told by:  The Clockwork Canary

You’ve heard of The Glorious Victorious Darcys.  Twin brothers Jules and Simon, and their younger sister, Amelia. No? Curious that. Since joining the global Race for Rejuvenation their extraordinary adventures have been the talk of every skytown.

Hmm.

Well then certainly you are familiar with their father, Reginald Darcy, known formally as Lord Ashford. Yes, yes, you know. The mad inventor who blew himself up whilst building a rocket ship destined for the moon. Come now, you must have read . . . But it was on the front page of every tabloid and broadsheet in London. In fact, as lead pressman for the London Informer I wrote a piece . . . never mind.

Perhaps this will help. The Darcys I speak of are distant cousins of Briscoe Darcy. What do you mean you’ve never heard of him? Briscoe Darcy. The infamous Time Voyager?  Gads, man! Have you suffered a recent blow to the head? Consumed a hallucinogenic drug?

Never fear, I can set your memory to rights. Let us start with the basics. How our world came to be.

A-hem.

Spectacularly Astonishing and Illuminating Historical Facts (sort of)

1851 – Great Britain. The Great Exhibition is held at the Crystal Palace. Prince Albert encourages the celebration of inventions and technology.

Engineer/Visionary Briscoe Darcy introduces his one-of-kind time machine, vowing to journey forward in time and to return with a futuristic marvel. He vanishes in front of thousands of people’s eyes never to be seen again. Historically, Darcy is known as: The Time Voyager.

1856 (A leap year) A caravan of 20th century time travelers arrive in 19th century via a time vehicle dubbed the Briscoe Bus. Their mission: To alter history for the preservation of mankind. Known as the Peace Rebels these Mods spread the message: Make love, not war.

Hungry for knowledge regarding technological marvels of the future, Prince Albert embraces the PRs causing a rift between himself and his old-fashioned wife, Queen Victoria.  The PRs loose morals and advanced knowledge threaten their original goal. Random PRs are corrupted, selling knowledge to power-hungry Vics. Soon society is divided into two main factions: Old Worlders and New Worlders.

1860 The Peace War breaks out and when the dust settles…

A cross culture of the 1860s and the 1960s is born.

Or as some call it: The Victorian Age meets the Age of Aquarius.

Are you with me now?

Indeed. These are curious times. In fact, another rebellion is brewing, not that I can talk about it. Right then. Back to the Darcys. Actually, it would behoove you to read about them yourself so as not to miss out on the scandalous details. As it happens I am chronicling their adventures. Two novels of import—Her Sky Cowboy, featuring Amelia Darcy, and His Clockwork Canary, featuring Simon Darcy—a personal favorite, although I am not at liberty to say why. I am still working on Jules story.

Come now and join me for a pint in the Vulcan Grog shop. Since you are curious as to details regarding the Peace Rebels, I’ll allow you to peek inside my personal copy of the Book of Mods. What do you mean the Book of “what”? Oh, dear. Perhaps this shall be a two pint night.

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About Beth:

Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Limiting herself to one sub-genre does not. Dubbed “fun and sexy” by Publisher’s Weekly, Beth specializes in writing Romantic Comedy with a Twist of Suspense and is published in contemporary, historical, and paranormal romantic fiction. “I can’t think of anything more fulfilling than writing stories where everyone (except the villain, of course) gets a happy ending!”

Beth lives in New Jersey with her husband, two zany dogs, and one crazy cat. Although writing takes up most of her time, she still performs occasionally as a singer, character actress, emcee, and storyteller. To support literacy, Beth also works at her local library.

You can visit Beth around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Beth Ciotta?

Her Sky CowboyHis Broken Angel (The Glori...His Clockwork CanaryOut of EdenInto the WildAll About EvieEverybody Loves EvieEvie Ever AfterFool for LoveThe Trouble with LoveAnything But LoveJinxedCharmedSeducedLasso the MoonRomancing the WestThe Fall of Rome

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This contest is provided by Beth Ciotta

One lucky reader will win a signed copy of His Clockwork Canary and a steampunk canary necklace

Available June 4, 2013 from Signet/Penguin

About this Book:

History is repeating itself.

For ambitious engineer Simon Darcy, winning Queen Victoria’s competition to recover lost inventions of historical significance is a matter of pride—and redemption. After all, it was Simon’s failed monorail project that left his family destitute, and winning the tournament would surely restore the Darcys’ reputation.

Simon sets his sights high, targeting no less than the infamous time-travel device that forever changed the world by transporting scientists, engineers, and artists from the twentieth century. The Mod technology was banned and supposedly destroyed, but Simon is sure he can re-create it.

His daring plan draws the attention of Willie G., the Clockwork Canary, London’s sensationalist reporter. Simon soon discovers that Willie is a male guise for Wilhemina Goodenough, the love of his youth, who left him jilted and bitter. He questions her motives even as he falls prey to her unique charm. As the attraction between the two reignites, Simon realizes that this vixen from his past has secrets that could be the key to his future…as long as he can put their history behind him.

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49 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Beth Ciotta’s Steampunk World

  1. JenNo Gravatar
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    Whenever I start a series, I usually like to wait until the first few books of the series are out. That way I don’t have to experience the agonizing wait for the newest book. And, now I have my chance, the second book of The Glorious Victorious Darcys is out! I dive from one book straight to the other without worrying about the cliffhangers.

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    I haven’t heard about his series before, but since steampunk is my favorite genre I will check it out! Also, that canary necklace is soooo beautiful!!

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    This is the first time I’m hearing about this series but it sounds really promising.

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    I love that steampunk is becoming so popular. I can’t wait to check this one out.

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    Beth’s series sounds great.

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    I have not started this series, but love a good steampunk story. Thank you for a chance to win a copy.

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  7. LauraNo Gravatar
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    This is a new series to me and this review/preview caught my interest. I am adding it close to the top of my TBR pile!

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  8. Joy WhitesideNo Gravatar
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    I have read some of the series and I love it.

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    I have not read the series yet but have it on my read list.

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  10. Gayle CNo Gravatar
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    I have not read this series yet, but I follow Beth Ciotta on FB, and she is very entertaining. This series is definitely on my TBR pile.

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  11. Denise ZNo Gravatar
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    I have a new love in steampunk fun and this series looks like it is going to be right up there with the faves. Thank you so much for sharing it with us and for the treat of a giveaway opportunity. I can’t wait to start this journey. 8O

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  12. hollie poseyNo Gravatar
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    I LOVE your writing and continue to look forward to the next book! I would be absolutely stoked to win this contest, and sorry if I just sounded like Spicoli, but it was the best word to use in this instance!

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    I haven’t read it but think it should be good.

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    I have the first book in this series in my TBR pile. Definitely going to have to get started now!!! :)

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  15. Kelli Jo CalvertNo Gravatar
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    Love Beth and her books!!

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    I think it sounds really good!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. jenniferNo Gravatar
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    Anything by Beth is wonderful to read!!!!

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  18. JennAngelNo Gravatar
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    I love Beth Ciotta’s work… I’m absolutely thrilled sheventured into the steampunk world!!

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    I love finding new steampunk books! This sounds like a great read!

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  20. Susan S.No Gravatar
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    Sounds like a great read. I have been enjoying reading steam punk lately.

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  21. justablondemomentNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a great read. Necklace is sooo pretty

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  22. Barbara E.No Gravatar
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    I absolutely adored Her Sky Cowboy and I’ve been itching to get my hands on His Clockwork Canary. This is a fantastic series and I want more! :D

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    Love Steampunk and I would really like to read this series! Looks awesome :)

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    I read the first one, and it was definitely fun, so I’d be delighted to win the second. Who’s the crafty soul who designed and made the charming necklace?

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  25. ToryNo Gravatar
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    Sounds great! I haven’t read this series, but I have read some of Ciotta’s other books, and I lived the humor in them

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  26. Audrey StarrNo Gravatar
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    Can’t go wrong with a book by Beth Ciotta, no matter which genre it is – always a great read & great entertainment!!

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    I’ve never read anything by this author or have read a steampunk novel. Will have to start reading some! I do like the look of steampunk. Thanks.

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    I hadn’t heard of this before now, but I haven’t read many steampunk novels so I don’t know of many. Looking forward to picking this one up.

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  29. Beth CiottaNo Gravatar
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    So many fun and lovely comments. Thank you for your kind words and interest. Good luck everyone! –Beth

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  30. DianeNo Gravatar
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    So this is a second chance at love story??? In a steampunk setting? Very different…

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    added to my to read list <3

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    I’ve just started the first book and am enjoying it so far–I’ve enjoyed Beth’s writing for many years now and am thrilled that she’s gone steampunk with this series :)

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    The necklace and the books look beautiful. And I haven’t read a steampunk book in some time so this is going on my wishlist!

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    Love the cover. Story sounds interesting, too.

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    I’d love to read this series but haven’t had the chance to yet.

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    I have not read a lot of Steampuck books but it sound like a very good series

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    Haven’t heard of it before

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    Duuuude, this series sounds awesome! Adding it to my to-read list!

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    Steampunk is definitely one of my first loves. Super excited about these books =]

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    This is a fantastic giveaway :D plus I’m interested in this book. Seems like a good read!

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  41. StephanieNo Gravatar
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    I love steampunk and can’t get enough! Looking forward to reading the series :D

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    I actually have yet to read a steampunk book…this looks like the perfect place to start!

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    I haven’t read any, yet, but it sounds really interesting.

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    I have yet to read any steampunk but it sounds fascinating

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    I haven’t read this series but I’d love to read it!

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    Love steampunk! That necklace looks fantastic! I haven’t read this particular series yet but it’s next on the list after I finish Gail Carriger’s series

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    I wish someone started selling dresses/outfits recreated from book covers – these ones are pretty awesome!

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    I love steampunk!!! But I haven’t tried out this series yet, sure sounds like I need to!

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    What got you interested in steampunk?

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